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PREFACEThis manual provides technical information on and training and combat techniques for the M203 grenade launcher. Intended users include leaders and designated grenadiers,who will use this information to successfully integrate the M203 into their combat operations. This manual discusses gunnery training and train-the-trainer and includes anappendix on the 40-mm grenade launcher, M79.CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION1-1. Training Strategy .1-2. Combat Conditions .CHAPTER 2. OPERATION AND FUNCTION2-1. Operation .2-2. Loading .2-3. Unloading.2-4. Cycle of Functioning .CHAPTER 3. DESCRIPTION AND MAINTENANCE3-1. Description.3-2. Technical Data .3-3. Components .3-4. Ammunition.3-5. Clearing Procedures.3-6. General Disassembly .3-7. Cleaning and Lubrication.3-8. Inspection.3-9. General Assembly.3-10. Care and Handling .3-11. Care and Handling Under NBC Conditions .3-12. Decontamination.CHAPTER 4. PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS AND DESTRUCTION4-1. Malfunctions .4-2. Stoppages.4-3. Immediate Action .4-4. Remedial Action .4-5. Destruction Procedures.CHAPTER 5. MARKSMANSHIP TRAININGSection I. Preliminary Marksmanship Training5-1. Four Fundamentals of Marksmanship .5-2. Limited Visibility.5-3. NBC Environment .5-4. Fire Commands.5-5. Dry-Fire Exercises .5-6. Sensing and Adjustment of Fire.5-7. Grenade Launcher Range Layout .5-8. Description of Range and Targets .Section II. Basic Gunnery5-9. Zeroing the M203 Grenade Launcher.5-10. Overall Qualification Standards.5-11. Day Record Fire.5-12. Day Record Fire Qualification Standards.5-13. Mounting the AN/PVS-4 (Without the Rail System) .5-14. Zeroing the AN/PVS-4 to the M203.5-15. Night Record Fire .5-16. Night Record Fire Qualification Standards .CHAPTER 6. COMBAT TECHNIQUES OF FIRESection I. Advanced Gunnery6-1. Characteristics of Fire.6-2. Classes of Fire.6-3. Range Estimation.6-4. Predetermined Fires .6-5. Types of Targets .6-6. Decontamination.Section II. Fire Control6-7. Methods of Fire Control .6-8. Fire Commands.Section III. Application of Fire6-9. Suppressive Fire.6-10. Overwatch Fire .6-11. Area and Point Fire.6-12. Target Engagement .6-13. Limited Visibility.6-14. Overhead Fire.CHAPTER 7. TRAIN-THE-TRAINER PROGRAMSection I. Organization7-1. Objectives .7-2. Mission-Essential Task List.7-3. Trainer Assessment.7-4. Assistant Trainers and Cadre Coaches.7-5. Command Benefits.7-6. Program Phases.Section II. Training Tasks7-7. Phase I, Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction.7-8. Phase II, Basic Gunnery.Section III. Trainers’ Certification7-9. Training Base.7-10. Certification Outline.APPENDIX A. 40-MM GRENADE LAUNCHER, M79.APPENDIX B. UNIT TRAINING PROGRAM.APPENDIX C. PROFICIENCY (PERFORMANCE) EXAMINATION.APPENDIX D. RANGE SAFETY.APPENDIX E. STANDARDS, STRATEGIES, AND REQUIREMENTS.GLOSSARY.

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Publisher: US Army and (February 13, 2003)

Publication Date: February 13, 2003

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Very good, was hoping for instruction in mounting options to gun, this it lacks, but contains all other good info.

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